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couple of days. is that a buying opportunity on energy? do you look at energy stocks? how do you want to play it? >> there's lots of ways to play the game. you can buy big oil. you can buy the pipelines, buy the drillers, buy etfs. buy something. the bottom line is america's going to have to take the lead in turning this ball game around. then you'll see what happens in the rest of the world. >> david, this weakness does have your attention. it's affected the way you trade this market, yes? >> i think more and more, bill, europe is slowing more than expected. china's not going to grow 7%. it's more likely to grow 5%. the u.s. is growing at 2% and probably 1.5% in the first half of next year. yet, the s&p 500 is like this heavyweight champion. it keeps absorbing body blows after body blows. up better than 16% total return this year. as much as i dislike china and europe slowing, i think you want to be a net buying with the simple caution we're due for a 5% correction probably between now and early 2013. if you get that, you have to be a net buyer because companies are still on average
at energy prices and how they fared. that's a different story. >> yeah, you know, if you look at oil prices here, crude prices are still down today, but what a quarter it has been. all the worries about the tensions between iran and israel with those iran sanctions going into effect at the beginning of this quarter also helping to boost. the big story this quarter, and certainly today, has been gasoline. despite the fact that normally we see prices starting to come down during this quarter, they have actually ratcheted up the best quarter we've seen in years. today we had a huge explosive short move at the end of the day, maria, that really, really punctuated the problems we're seeing with all these refinery problems and shortages on the east coast with gasoline. >> all right, bertha. thank you so much. forget the tablet wars, how about the wine wars? "the wall street journal" today reporting that amazon is planning to enter the wine business. oddly, this pits amazon against retail giant costco, which currently sells wine and alcohol at many locations. so with amazon entering this space, sh
90 points, two-thirds of 1%. when you look at today's sector leaders, it's energy, financials, health care. all posting sharp gains at this hour. of course, the energy and materials sector were really the pressured sectors going quarter. bill? >> combination of risk on/risk off seconders that are doing well today. no clear direction from that standpoint. we're wondering whether today's market action is a sign of what's to come for the quarter. you saw the statistic earlier that said on average when you have a positive first day of the fourth quarter the dow is up 4% for the quarter. so what's to come this quarter? deborah of "the street" says she feels the market is destined to go higher and points out $22 billion came flooding out of equity mutual funds in the month of august, alone. show she feels that money is going to come flowing back for the investors who feel they missed out on the action, marie w ya. >> is deborah right? could we have this market meltup continue? cnbc contributor abigail doolittle suggests taking money off the table in the face of these gains. deborah, let me
off. we've had a good rally led by energy for most of this day. >> is the latest gdp report a major red flag that investors should not ignore? we'll be talking with the st. louis federal reserve. that's an exclusive interview later this hour. also, don't miss my exclusive with john thain in the next hour. let's look at where we stand as we enter the final stretch. as i mentioned, the market had been up about 100 points earlier. we're very shy of the highs of the day. financials doing well. bank of america one of those dow components. jpmorgan as well. check the s&p 500. here's a look. again, that is the highest of the day. just shy of it, actually. up 14.5 points. better than 1%. we mentioned that gdp data. let's not forget we also had a dismal report on durable goods orders, once again showing weakness in this economy. investors not worried about these numbers today. >> we got decent news out of europe and china this morning. either way, we're asking if investors should think twice before buying into this kind of a rally based on what the u.s. economy is telling us right now. let's
way to go? >> i think he's right on. i think she's a good choice for yahoo!. she's got a lot of energy, a lot of experience. you know, during my tenure, we had talked about personalization, of course mobile, you know, getting more engage ed users. i think she's right on the mark. she's a great gal. >> and the company recently sold its stake in ally baba, returned the cash to shareholders. was that a good move? under your tenure, the relationship was a bit strained, right? >> well, that was a little bit overblown, but we were actually working a long time to figure out the valuation and how to do this, at one time we had hoped, tax free. i'm very proud of the team, including my ex-cfo. they really put together a good plan with alibaba. which ever way they do it, probably share buy back, i actually have no idea, that's good for the shareholders. >> you know, it seems to me that it's a real crux or sort of a dilemma that you face when you're in technology and sort of a proponent of, you know, information flow across the world and dealing with a government that withholds information. how do
like health care and utilities also on that list. bottom five today shows how weak energy was. down a percent as a group today. materials also lower. i want to show you this chart. this is from spoke investment group. since the market peaked in mid-september, they took a look at market trading in the s&p on an hour-by-hour basis. this is a typical trading chart since mid-september on a daily basis. we've had a little stutter step in the morning. then you get a small rally, sideways action, then the real selloff comes in the hour. their conclusion is that the so-called smart money, the hedge funds, private equity and so forth is where this is coming in and selling at end whereas the so-called, pardon the expression, dumb money has been coming in in the morning. warren myers, do you buy that notion? do you see that trade flow here at the new york stock exchange. >> we do see that to a bit. i would equate that to what's happening in europe. the global impact is so great that we watch the opening here. europe is still active. we follow them. if they happen to be up, we follow them. once
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